Friday, March 20, 2009

Beeronomics: Pelican

Its Friday, so let's talk beer because I am just tired of talking about economics.  John Foyston reports in The Oregonian that Pelican Brewery of Pacific City brough back 10 medals from their 10 entries in the Australia International Beer Awards.

This is some well deserved recognition for one of Oregon beers real treasures.  Of course, somehow it seems unfair.  Good beer should come from the dreariest, dankest corners of Oregon.  Pelican, in a spectacular setting on the coast, should cook up some mediocre beer for the tourists and leave well enough alone.  Well, they don't.  Their beer is exceptional with an impressive range and amazingly consistent quality.  

Economists know about compensating wage differentials - what about a compensating beer differential?  Folks in Bend and Pacific City have it all, its not fair.  

NB: Spring break is upon us so spotty blogging ahead for the next week.  I am going to Bend to get my own dose of the good life.  

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